The RTD has an excellent article about the motivation for the Flying Squirrels to host a Pride Night.
By hosting a Pride Night, Millner said the Squirrels are signaling to Richmond’s LGBTQ community that the organization recognizes them as fans and showing that it supports diversity and inclusion.
There are no openly gay players in Major League Baseball. Events like Pride Night can help change the culture around professional sports and make an impact on young fans and athletes, Millner said. Because sports and athletes have such large influence, embracing the LGBTQ community goes a long way.
All the photos are by Suzanne Velasco.
For those keeping track of the game the Richmond Flying Squirrels fell to the Hartford Yard Goats by a score of 6 to 5.